IT Applications Developer

Job Summary
ECRI Institute seeks an Application Development Manager to manage a team / workgroup of Application Developers.   Applies significant knowledge of Microsoft Technologies, including .NET, SQL Server, SharePoint and Silverlight, to implement application solutions that conform to the ECRI Institute Strategic Platform Architecture.  Provides the technical direction for the design, development, testing and deployment of applications, including the integration with other dependent systems. Works with IT Director to assure compliant application architecture and project plans for efforts are created and managed. Partners with Business Unit project lead for each activity and jointly holds responsibility for the management of expectations, deliverables and ultimate success of project efforts. Mentors and provides guidance to team supporting multiple projects. Performs annual personnel reviews and manages the day-to-day activities of team. Responsible for Project Planning on assigned systems as well as Business Unit coordination with the team. This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Facilitates team and business unit meetings effectively.

Responsible for Business Unit communication and collaboration to ensure project requirements, project plans, and processes are followed, and all issues are resolved in a timely manner. Understands when to escalate to IT Director.

Establishes review goals and performs twice-yearly performance reviews.

Holds regular status meetings with development team.

Communicates regularly with IT Director, including: Application design reviews, Weekly status reports, Weekly project plan updates in MS Project, Ongoing Architecture assistance

Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.

Supports and engages the Enterprise Architect in all design and architecture efforts.

Manages business unit interaction and expectations regarding development efforts. Communicates regularly with IT Assoc Director and involves Executive Director when issues exist that impact strategic plans, project schedules, or issues that need enterprise level intervention.

Develops lasting relationships with business unit personnel that foster trust and realistic expectations.

Communicates effectively with business units to identify project / application needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions that meet the Strategic Technology Direction.

Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen the IT/Business Unit relationship. This includes training and promoting the understanding of the Technology Strategy/tools and why they are important.

Conducts effective performance evaluations and mentors developers and senior developers through formal and informal channels.

Encourages more junior staff members to take responsibility for their development within the company, assisting them to reach professional development goals.


Graduate of an accredited college with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Individual must possess the ability to communicate effectively and concisely both orally and in writing and to quickly grasp the operating principles of previously unfamiliar technology. Five years of previous application development experience with Microsoft technologies and at least two years of project lead experience is required and 2 years of supervisory experience required. Individual should be able to act independently, reliably, and effectively to manage changing priorities for multiple simultaneous tasks.

Understands and is committed to the use of Microsoft Platform Technologies and able to properly architect and design solutions within this platform. (SQL Server, SharePoint, Silverlight, .NET, Web Services.

Understands complex database concepts and effectively employs different database design techniques. Includes stored procedures, database design, and tuning, and debugging.

Understands OO concepts and consistently applies to application design.

Possesses significant knowledge of client/server, web, web services, and XML-based internet systems architectures

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time and benefit-eligible part-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begin on the first day of employment.

For nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute has dedicated itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare. Through rigorous, evidence-based patient safety research, ECRI Institute has recommended actionable solutions that have saved countless lives. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

ECRI Institute is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 610-825-6000. EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

To be considered further for this opportunity interested candidates must apply directly to our website. 


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